Tracy Morgan and Dennis Quaid Defend Trump: He's 'Doing a Good Job'
Actors praise president saying he's handling crisis 'in a good way'
Actors Dennis Quaid and Tracy Morgan have seemingly broken free from the Hollywood anti-Trump brigade and are calling for national unity in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Quaid praised President Donald Trump, saying he is handling the crisis “in a good way,” while stating the president's earlier move to ban travel from China in late-January was a great idea.
“Well, to tell you the truth, I think the president is handling it in a good way," Quaid said.
"We see him on television every day, he’s involved, and the travel ban early on was a great idea – which he did despite protest about that,” he added.
The actor also noted that he is an Independent who has voted for both parties, deflecting any accusations of partisanship.
He also added that the pandemic might be an opportunity for the country to reunite again.
“I’m an independent – I’ve voted both ways throughout my life, swinging like a pendulum toward what the country needed at the time – and I think this might be an opportunity for the country to come together again,” Quaid said.
“World War II did that for that generation, and this might be our defining moment of a generation.
"It’s going to be a different world, for sure, when all this is over, and hopefully, we can all be a bit more unified.”
Quaid also praised Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for how he has handled the crisis, despite earlier criticizing the state of New York for the ventilator shortage.
“I think Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is doing a good job at trying to get these states – and all of the American people – what they need, and also trying to hold our economy together and be prepared for when this is all over,” continued Quaid.
“I don’t want to get into petty arguments about it.”
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Quaid said people should begin the blame game after the pandemic ends.
“You know, the world has never experienced this, and I don’t think it’s a time to be political. I think it’s just time to get behind our government and have everybody do what they can," he said.
"If you want to point blame after, that’s another story, but right now, I think we all just really need to come together on this,” Quaid concluded.
“I do appreciate that Trump is giving the briefings and on television, every day giving out the information, and I think they have great people handling it.”
Actor Tracy Morgan also defended Trump on the barrage of criticism he receives daily.
Morgan said during an interview on “Today:"
“The struggle is real. Right now, we’re struggling. People want to criticize the president, but imagine being president of a country and have your country got sick. So it’s difficult for him."
“We’ve all got to pull together as people now,” he continued.
“Now is not the time to blame and all these other things and anger. It’s here now. We just got to be together."
We’ve got to all stay safe. Nobody wants to transmit it; nobody wants to attract it, nobody wants to get it.
"So let’s just stay safe and do the protocol that we have to do.”